Beyond Bossfights Episode 7 – Barriers to Playing MMO’s

 
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This month, I’m joined by Layanor from the MMO Reporter Network to discuss the barriers to Playing MMO’s and some of the things the industry is doing to combat these obstacles.

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Show notes:

Guest this episode: Layanor from LOTRO Reporter and the MMO Reporter Network

Main Topic – Barriers to Playing MMO’s

Questions/Topics for discussion:

  • Money (subs, compared to the old way of buying games)
    • Industry solutions: F2P/hybrid, Free x number of levels, No NDA during testing periods
  • Demands on system (great graphics require top-end, stable Internet)
    • Industry solutions: Design cross-platform to include consoles?
  • Fear of rejection from other players
  • Complexity (number of systems, number of playstyles – PvP vs PvE vs RP)
    • Industry solutions: simplification of gameplay, fewer skills, more action-oriented
  • Level of Commitment (sheer amount of content, subs again, time available to play)
  • Too long to get into the game (download times)
  • “I can’t play with my friends” (picking the right server, different levels)
    • Industry solutions: mega-servers, auto-leveling

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Twitter: @Layanor

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mmoreporternetwork

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Website:mmoreporter.com

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/layanor

blog: http://layanor.wordpress.com/

e-mail:layanor@mmoreporter.com

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